|Epic Movie debuted atop the box office with $19.5 million, according to studio estimates. Smokin' Aces opened in second place, with $14.3 million and Night at the Museum clinging to third place, with $9.5 million. Catch and Release came in fourth place with an estimated $8 million, and Blood and Chocolate came in fifteenth place
with an estimated $2.1 million.
Little Miss Sunshine won the Best Ensemble prize at the Screen Actors Guild Awards Sunday night. Helen Mirren and Forest Whitaker have chalked up yet another round of Best Actor victories for The Queen and The Last King of Scotland, respectively. The cast of "Grey's Anatomy" was named Best TV Drama Ensemble and the cast of "The
Office" was named Best TV Comedy Ensemble.
Volver won Best Picture and Best Actress honors for Penélope Cruz at the Goya Awards, Spain's equivalent of the Oscars, on Sunday. The film took home seven awards in all.
Manda Bala (Send a Bullet) won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary Film at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival and Padre Nuestro won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Dramatic Film.
George Clooney is denying recent tabloid reports linking him to Pamela Anderson. "I worked with Pam seven years ago and haven't seen her since," the actor said in a statement issued by his publicist Friday.
Brad Grey failed to make the cut for the final roster of producers up for consideration in the Best Picture category at the 79th Annual Academy Awards. The Paramount chief had petitioned the Academy for credit on The Departed, but was ultimately turned down. Brad Pitt, another producer on the film, was also left off the list.
Lindsay Lohan left rehab Friday to resume shooting scenes from her upcoming film, I Know Who Killed Me, E! Online Senior Editor Marc Malkin reports. The actor checked into the posh Wonderland Center for treatment last week.
Set dresser David Ritchie was killed Thursday on the Toronto set of the upcoming Samuel L. Jackson thriller, The Jumper, after he was struck by frozen debris in a freak accident.
Nicolas Cage has been named grand marshal of the 49th Annual Daytona 500 on Feb. 18, meaning he will have the responsibility of kicking off the race with the line, "Gentleman, start your engines."
Ben Stiller and Scarlett Johansson are slated to receive this year's Hasty Pudding awards from a student drama group at Harvard University. The awards are given to actors who have made a "lasting and impressive contribution to the world of entertainment." Johansson will receive her award Feb. 15; Stiller will get his on Feb. 23.
Marcheline Bertrand, a former actor better known for being the ex-wife of Jon Voight and mother of Angelina Jolie, died of cancer Saturday in Los Angeles, according to a statement from Jolie. Bertrand, whose biggest role came in 1983's The Man Who Loved Women, was surrounded by Jolie and Brad Pitt and her son, James Haven, when she passed away. She was 56.